Maine Central Institute, 2011
Husson University, 2015
Current town: Detroit, Maine
“You can do it all, just not all at once.”
That’s how Tyler, a Maine State Police Trooper, became the first in his family to attend and graduate from a four-year college. The financial, personal, and professional support he received as a Mitchell Scholar enabled Tyler to go on to earn a B.A. in criminal justice, graduate from the Maine State Police Academy, and continue pursuing all of his life goals—including becoming a father to two children and making a living in the state he loves and calls home.
What leadership roles do you play in your community?
I really value community service, so I volunteer as a youth coach, and serve as an instructor for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. In my capacity as a state trooper, I work with 7th grade health classes at Warsaw Middle School to raise awareness around the use of drugs and alcohol.
How has receiving the Mitchell Scholarship influenced your post-grad years?
I’ve always wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself, so the Mitchell Institute’s value of helping the community really resonated with me.